Help for the overwhelmed kid: I’ll Never Get All of That Done! by Bryan Smith ; illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin.

This book is part of a series by Boys Town press that is meant to help children to cope.  In this entry, the reader follows  Blake as he is involved in several situations that overwhelm him.  Generally, he cannot figure out how to get everything done.  The reader sees how many demands he faces and that is just how they feel, like external demands that Blake does not know how to meet.  Blake’s mother teaches him the “three Ps;” these are prioritizing, planning and posting, that is figuring out the order in which things need to be accomplished, figuring out how to each task in steps and putting a reminder where it can be seen.  Adults will see this as organizing and partializing in order to get things done.

Young elementary school aged children will see how Blake manages a bake sale, his chores, his schoolwork and more.  Each time the “three Ps” come into play.  Children who buy into this message will have a useful tool for getting their work done and not becoming completely overwhelmed.  There is a section of tips for parents at the end of the book.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this title in exchange for an honest review.  I am off to get organized now!

#IllNeverGetAllofThatDone #NetGalley

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